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What is the opposite of closing?

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Opposite of last in order, sequence, or time
Opposite of reaching a decisive moment or point of greatest tension
Opposite of providing a conclusion or finality, especially to an issue, debate or argument
Opposite of occurring or existing at the end of a process or period of time
Opposite of gradually ceasing to exist or function
Opposite of furthest from a center
“Various combinations or alloys of the two classes of motives are indicated as vectors coming out from the central point of origin in different directions.”
Opposite of the final stage of an extended process or course of events
Opposite of the state of being insolvent or bankrupt
Opposite of an act, event or occurrence representing an ending or shutdown
“Moiselle puts the success and survival of the business down to traditional values and an industry that is rooted in family, community, and people.”
Opposite of the collapse or bankruptcy of a business
“Hard work and unwavering commitment have naturally led to the prosperity of his family's business.”
Opposite of present participle for to cover an opening
“To gain access to the attic, you will have to open the trapdoor.”
(of a hole or opening) Opposite of present participle for to block up
“The clogged pipes will require the expertise of a plumber to unblock.”
Opposite of present participle for to turn off (a switch or tap)
“You can start the taps once the hoses have been attached.”
Opposite of present participle for to bring or come to an end
“Pre-orders for the new release will open at the beginning of January.”
(of a business or operation) Opposite of present participle for to stop the operations of, typically due to financial difficulty
“The business will open again once renovations are complete.”
(close around or over) Opposite of present participle for to come into contact with (something) so as to grasp and hold it
“After pinning him to the ground, Vinnie would twist Gary's wrist to force him to release his grip on the pistol.”
Opposite of present participle for to gradually get nearer to someone or something
“We could see a great, big grizzly bear in close proximity and would subsequently make the wise decision to retreat from the cave.”
Opposite of present participle for to make smaller or narrower
“The disparity in skill level between the top and bottom teams is beginning to widen significantly.”
Opposite of present participle for to finalize or settle a formal agreement
“Contract negotiations were starting to protract as both parties began their posturing.”
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